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The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Christiane Northrup

I have been an admirer of Dr. Christiane Northrup for the past 30 years. Her pioneering efforts in the integration of complementary healthcare approaches into mainstream medicine were profoundly influential for me at a time when I was looking for new ideas to expand my practicing repertoire as it related to neurological conditions. She is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and former assistant clinical professor at the Maine Medical Center.

Dr. Northrup is a New York Times best selling author, and with good reason. Her books reveal why she is truly looked upon as a global authority on everything that can go right with the female body. In today’s interview, we discussed her latest book, Goddesses Never Age. I will say at the outset that this was one of the most important books I have ever read. Based on the title, you might think this is a book exclusively for women, but this is absolutely not the case. There is great wisdom in this incredible work for everyone in terms of the messages to honor our desires, respect ourselves and others, along with fundamentally important health information that transcends gender.

Please enjoy!

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  • Ri

    Loved listening to this! So empowering especially as I’m turning another year older- 31. Past my prime and starting to feel old 🙁 There is a lot of Ageism in society especially for women but I think learning how to age gracefully and realizing that your best years can be out in front of you and not behind you if take control of your health in all aspects- that’s a great feeling. Nice to have a female doctor’s perspective. Another book I’ll need to pick up for sure. First I have to read Always Hungry

    • Siomn

      I would just like to say brilliant, two amazing people.

      • David Perlmutter

        Appreciate that Simon.

  • Ri

    Also what is your take on Manna bread ?it’s sprouted wheat bread similar to Ezekiel bread but different I thought I’d give it a try and since eating it I’ve had bloating and a stomach ache I think wheat is wheat regardless of whether it’s sprouted or not I don’t think I’ll be buying it again

  • Cia

    Dear Dr Perlmutter and Dr Northrup,
    I just wanted to say thank you for todays interview. Dr Perlmutter, I really appreciate your blog and your books. You and a few others are a voice of reason when it comes to health, and I follow you closely. Dr Northrup, you are my rockstar and my rolemodel. Your approach to women’s health is completely aligned with my own and your empowerment of women is so very important. We need to learn the word no and also to question what is “true” as you mention when you talk about mammograms for example. (Sometimes it’s as easy as to follow the moneytrail).To take our health and lives seriously and stand up for ourselves is the most important thing we can do for a life full of love and wellbeing. Big warm hugs to both of you from a chilly Stockholm.

    • ri

      I couldn’t agree you with more! I just bought her book on kindle and ive read the first chapter -very empowering for women indeed.i love how she said no is a complete sentence. As I get older I’m becoming less of a people pleaser and not be so agreeable all the time. I’m learning how to say no more and tell people what I like and I don’t like and it feels great!

  • Marianne Brørup Weston

    Great discussion

  • justanopinion13

    I entirely agree with what you both say about diet and lifestyle vis a vis health. In fact, I subscribe to this feed and have read Dr. Northrup’s work. However, I have to take serious exception to Dr. Northrup’s comment that researchers studying diabetes were looking for a cure but rather wanting to “renew their grants”. That is an insult to the many scientists and researchers who work every day to understand how the body works and to find causes and cures for life-threatening illnesses. In fact, one of one reasons that I so like listening to Dr. Perlmutter’s videos is that he always supports his comments with data, which I need to point out comes from research.

  • Eileen

    My brain got better after menopause. In fact, I enjoy being female more than I ever have before.

  • Barbara

    Dr Northrup and her book Wisdom of Menopause saved me during the 1990’s when conventional Doctors thought bio-identical hormones were
    hogwash. Those over-the-counter hormones got me through peri-menopause and I had no need for additional hormones through menopause due to a better diet and exercise. Thank you for the great interview Dr Permutter and I look forward to viewing all of your interviews.

  • justamom

    I would like to share my experience with bio-identical hormones. I remarried in 1998 at age 57. I fortunately found a wonderful functional medicine doctor, who balanced all my glands and hormones. You may not believe it, but my sex life after that was 200% better than ever previously. I am so thankful for help like this and can’t believe that any woman would deny herself of this.

    • Gloria Winscott

      I agree. I switched from Premarin to bio-identicals and felt so much better.

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